U.S. Senator Jerry Moran has announced about $2.5 million in grants to Kansas law enforcement agencies, including about $32,000 going to Riley County and Junction City.
Riley County is receiving about $19,628 and Junction City will receive $11,788.
These funds will be issued in the form of Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants, also known as JAG grants, the Department of Justice’s largest federal-grant program.
“As the leading source of federal funding coming from the DOJ, the JAG Program is a vital instrument to ensure our state and local law enforcement are equipped with the necessary tools and resources they need to keep our communities safe,” Moran, who is also chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, said.
The JAG program provides critical funding for local law enforcement, crime prevention, indigent defense, drug treatment and enforcement and more.
Moran also this week applauded the House passage of the 9-8-8 suicide hotline legislation. Moran, a cosponsor on the bill, says he looks forward to quickly implementing the new hotline with the FCC.
The bill, which got Senate approval earlier this year, heads to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law.